Meet Jerry Jercino (JJ)! *SPECIAL NEEDS* *UPDATE: ADOPTED!!!*

Meet Jerry Jercino (aka JJ), a five year-old Cattle Dog/Australian Shepherd mix with no tail, but a heckuva tale to tell, available for adoption through People United 4 Pets Rescue! An abuse case out of Atlanta in 2015, JJ was a 4 or 5 month-old puppy whose tail had been ripped out, causing nerve damage, and had received other injuries consistent with sexual abuse (what is wrong with people?!). He was transported to New Jersey to a rescue for rehab and made nearly a full recovery, which I consider a miracle considering the extent of his injuries. Jerry was listed on Petfinder, and People United 4 Pets Rescue felt that it needed to help him move on to his next step, so as an 8 month-old puppy, Jerry was flown to Indiana to join the pack. After the first year of just getting to be a dog, it was discovered Jerry still had a piece of bone left to his tail that required surgical removal and several rounds of antibiotics to remove the infection. Due to the nerve damage in his hind end from his previous abuse he can be fecal incontinent, though it’s well-managed with a raw diet and, if necessary, he doesn’t mind being diapered. Now well-healed from his injuries, Jerry has loads of energy and just wants to find a forever home where he can be loved and smothered in attention! Do you want to be the loving forever family to show JJ how amazing he truly is after everything he’s suffered? Anyone interested in JJ, please contact People United 4 Pets Rescue on their Facebook page or email at for more information. Jerry’s adoption fee is $75.

Jerry is …
– exceptionally people-friendly and can’t wait to be loved and adored by a forever family!
– full of happy energy and loves to do anything active, whether it’s hiking, biking, running, rollerblading or anything else you want to do!
– great with children, other dogs (he prefers laid-back female), cats and does well around livestock.
– crate-trained.
– housebroken.
– neutered.
– up-to-date on his vaccinations.

Jerry is special needs because …
– he is fecal incontinent because of the nerve damage from his tail and is required to be on a raw diet to manage it. (He is fine with being diapered, if necessary, but as long as he’s kept on the raw diet, the incontinence seems to be a non-issue.) He is also muzzle-trained in cases where he might be around things he’s not supposed to eat.

*Jerry was one of the very first dogs I ever posted and he’s still looking for a loving, forever home a year later … please consider adopting this amazing boy!*

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